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Cro Cop Returns
(fortunal.nokaut.com)
What I’ve learned from my friendship with Mirko Cro Cop is that you can never be sure what he is up to. He prefers to keep his thoughts for himself; he’s always been a man of a few words. His absence in the media often results in completely misleading stories, coming from people who are giving their best shot in evaluating Mirko’s position and the nature of his future plans....
Submitted Dec 25, 2007 11:48PM by Manfred - 18 comments
Filed under: PrideFC, UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Hieron one fight away from IFL WW championship
(sports.espn.go.com)
Every day that Jay Hieron wakes up, walks into the bathroom in his Las Vegas residence and looks in the mirror is a good day. He likes the image he sees staring back at him.
Submitted Dec 24, 2007 7:41PM by ohiostate1016 - 3 comments
Filed under: IFL
 
Who is the Y! Sports Boxer of the Year?
(sports.yahoo.com)
Floyd Mayweather Jr., Joe Calzaghe, Miguel Cotto and Kelly Pavlik have combined for a 146-0 record and 111 knockouts.
Submitted Dec 24, 2007 10:09AM by ohiostate1016 - 33 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Ultimate Mayweather
(sherdog.com)
Telling the media that he had "accomplished all that I could as a fighter" following his Dec. 8 bout with Ricky Hatton, Floyd Mayweather intimated that he would be happy to retire with a perfect 39-0 record and the unofficial title of best pound-for-pound boxer on the planet. But if Mark Cuban is to be believed, the 30-year-old pugilist has a prescient sense of history and wants to add one more chapter to his inevitable self-congratulatory autobiography -- Mayweather could become the first boxer in his career prime to risk hyper-extended ligaments in a mixed martial arts contest. Mayweather, Cuban said, will be involved in some capacity with the billionaire's fledging HDNet Fights promotion and will visit MMA gyms in the coming months to gauge his interest in an open-style fight.
Submitted Dec 24, 2007 6:39AM by grappler0000 - 17 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, HDNet
 
Aoki-Calvacante Officially Off 'Yarennoka'
(sherdog.com)
TOKYO, Dec. 23 -- As first reported by Sherdog.com on Friday, the anticipated New Year's Eve fight between Shinya Aoki and Gesias Calvancante has been cancelled. The announcement was made at a press conference Sunday at the DEEP Dojo in Tokyo. Joining the fighters was Yarennoka! executive committee representative Keiichi Sasahara.
Submitted Dec 23, 2007 7:09PM by ohiostate1016 - 6 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global
 
 
News From Japam: Veterans, barnett Prevail At Pancrase
(sherdog.com)
Pancrase held their latest event today in Japan, headilned by veteran Keiichiro Yamamiya defeated Pancrase rising-star Ryo Kawamura by unanimous decision. Josh Barnett also was victorious in a catch-wrestling rules bout.
Submitted Dec 22, 2007 6:55PM by DCRage - 12 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Spotlight On GSP's Supercamp
(mmaweekly.com)
MMAWeekly recently was able to observe a Friday sparring session at Georges St. Pierre's training camp in Canada, which also featured Rashad Evans & Denis Kang, among other notable fighters. Also a brief item on "Big" John McCarthy being at the TKO 31 event in Canada for The Fight Network.
Submitted Dec 22, 2007 9:19AM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous, Fight Camp / Team, MMA Personalities
 
Canadian Charged With Running Illegal Fights
(mmaweekly.com)
A 24-year-old Nova Scotia man has been charged with apparently running illegal fights in Canada. In Nova Scotia, it’s illegal to promote or host a fight without permission from the Nova Scotia Boxing Authority.
Submitted Dec 22, 2007 9:16AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous, General MMA
 
Possible Change To Yarennoka Card
(mmanews.com)
A radio program on Sherdog is reporting that the Shinya Aoki-Gesias Cavalcante fight at the 12/31 Yarennoka/M-1 Global event in Japan is off. Reportedly it was never officially on.
Submitted Dec 22, 2007 9:13AM by DCRage - 10 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global
 
Silva On Ruas Leaving Chute Boxe
(mmanews.com)
The Brazilian magazine TATAME has published comments from UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva on his former Chute Boxe teammates, Mauricio & Murilo Rua, leaving Chute Boxe. He offers the Ruas help if they need it and is also somewhat critical towards his former camp.
Submitted Dec 22, 2007 9:08AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team, Interviews
 
 
McCully misses Deadline for Kongo Fight?????
(mmanews.com)
If true, this is very interesting to me as i saw this as a step down for Kongo anyways. Who y'all think they will have to replace McCully in this fight? I know its wishful thinking but it seems like a good opportunity for the Ufc to get "The Pitbull" on the "supposed" CBS card!
Submitted Dec 21, 2007 5:52PM by CantAndleDaRiddum - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Year-end MMA a Japanese tradition (story from Yahoo! Sports)
(mmajunkie.com)
Unless you understand the Japanese fighting culture, the New Year’s Eve match-up that pits Fedor Emelianenko, the Yahoo! Sports No. 1 pound-for-pound mixed martial arts fighter in the world, against the 7-2 1/2, 355 pound “Techno Goliath,” Choi Hong-man of South Korea, would seem to make no sense. But MMA fighting in Japan is part of a world of fantasy, where key promoters idolize World Wrestling Entertainment chief Vince McMahon and learn from Japanese pro wrestling organizations. Almost the only reality of MMA in Japan is what happens between the bell. On no night is that more evident than New Year’s Eve, which has, over the past seven years, become a cultural tradition as the biggest fighting night of the year.
Submitted Dec 21, 2007 3:37PM by Bemin - 12 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global
 
Wandy and Chuck articles at Foxsports
(msn.foxsports.com)
Just thought I'd throw these articles in the mix... They have a little bit of fighter interviews in there, but it's more just hype for the fight... Got me a little fired up, so enjoy... Also nice to see that Fox sports has an entire section labeled MMA (and that's where they hide their boxing stuff too ) Sorry if the stuff's already been posted, I don't usually post in the news forum
Submitted Dec 21, 2007 12:11PM by pv3Hpv3p - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Wanderlei Silva: I Need To Win This Fight
(mmamania.com)
That's Wanderlei Silva's mindset going into his UFC 79 fight against Chuck Liddell. He's made it clear that it's a very important fight and he wants to win.
Submitted Dec 21, 2007 12:01PM by DCRage - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WEC 31 FIGHTER SALARIES BREAKDOWN
(mmaweekly.com)
MMAWeekly has obtained the fighter salary information for World Extreme Cagefighting 31, which took place on Dec. 12 in Las Vegas, from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The event was the WEC's seventh since being purchased by Ultimate Fighting Championship parent company Zuffa, LLC and it was also the its fourth live event on cable television channel Versus. The following figures are based on the fighter salary information that Zuffa and the WEC are required by law to submit to the state athletic commissions, including the winners' bonuses. In case interested
Submitted Dec 21, 2007 8:20AM by babytater03 - 7 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Will HFC be added to the Secondary League ? Little Nog's return
(mmaweekly.com)
Antonio Rogerio “Minotoro” Nogueira (12-3) will make his return to mixed martial arts on Feb. 1 in Canada against Todd Gouwenberg at Hardcore Championship Fighting “Destiny Great Fight Card Hardcore Championship Fighting “Destiny” Friday, Feb. 1, 2008 Calgary, Alberta HCF Lightweight Championship Thomas Schulte vs. Garett Davis Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Todd Gouwenberg Gegard Mousasi vs. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos John Alessio vs. Derrick Noble Damir Mirenic vs. Mike Pyle Andrew Buckland vs. Dan Chambers Solomon Hutcherson vs. Amir Rahnavardi Myles Merola vs. Ariel Sexton Tim Hague vs. Miodrag Petkovic Nabil Khatib vs. Lucas Rota Babian Cortez vs. Juan Barrantes
Submitted Dec 21, 2007 8:05AM by hotrodttt - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
WEC Fighter Fails Drug Test
(wrestlingobserver.com)
Ariel Gandulla is the latest MMA fighter to fail a drug test. He tested positive for Nandolone after WEC 31.
Submitted Dec 20, 2007 7:16PM by DCRage - 9 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Rich Franklin Sidelined Until June with Torn Meniscus
(mmajunkie.com)
Rich Franklin had to pull out of a UFC 82 fight with Travis Lutter and will be sidelined until approximately June because of a torn meniscus he suffered in his right knee.
Submitted Dec 20, 2007 1:59PM by tuvok500 - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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